Curvaceous Canadian actress Pamela (Anderson) Lee is the victim of a recent kidnapping spree in Baywatch-obsessed Britain. Life-size cardboard cutouts of the Baywatch babe promoting her first feature film, Barb Wire, are being stolen from movie theatres throughout Britain.By BARBARA WICKENS5 min
On a brisk spring morning, Bill Lishman is preparing cappuccino in the bright, spacious kitchen of his $400,000 underground home. As he pours a cup of the rich coffee, the 57-year-old sculptor, who lives in the village of Black-stock, Ont., 80 km northeast of Toronto, talks exuberantly about Fly Away Home, a full-length Hollywood feature film based on his unique work with Canada geese.By D’ARCY JENISH7 min
This is yet another example of the blatant contempt our governing elite show for the taxpayers of this country (“The Sheila syndrome,” Cover, May 13). This blip on former deputy prime minister Sheila Copps’s résumé is costing the Canadian public hundreds of thousands of hard-to-find dollars.
It is an inspired advertising line that taps squarely into the cerebral cortex of every optimistic soul hoping to hit the New York state lottery and cruise down Easy Street in a stretch limo. “Hey, you never know,” the slogan teases and every frustrated, fed-up working stiff hears it echo like thunder as he hastens to buy a fistful of tickets to paradise.By Fred Bruning5 min
Mark Blumes is feeling absolutely naked. “I gotta have a cigar,” he says. Particularly if he is going to be photographed. So one is provided. As he repeatedly sucks and relights, he conversationally caroms across his painful ouster from Mark’s Work Wear-house Ltd., the coveralls-to-construction-boots company he built with his bare hands, to his strained familial relationships, to the creation of Mark’s Virtual Store Inc., his latest retail creation.By JENNIFER WELLS7 min
David Frum’s Winds of Change conference that opens in Calgary this week ostensibly is about combining the forces of the right to create a more efficiently run Canada. But its overriding agenda—if Frum’s own writings are to be believed—is to subvert democratic politics to the idea that compassion is for losers, social justice sucks and greed conquers all.By Peter C. Newman4 min
Our big neighbors have been taking their usual look at the natives. All last week, ABC’s Good Morning America—the highest-ranked breakfast show—traipsed across Canada with the expected results. There were shots every morning of cricket.By Allan Fortheringham4 min
Toronto police rounded up four youths in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl in north Toronto. Two, aged 13 and 15, face charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement while a 10-year-old was released into the care of his mother.
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